Star makes surprise career announcement

Actress Evangeline Lilly has just made a major announcement about her acting career.

Lost and Ant-Man star revealed on Instagram overnight that she is stepping away from Hollywood for an indefinite period.

“Today I am so full of joy and satisfaction living my vision,” she wrote in her post. “Praise be to God, I am so thankful for my blessings.”

“Walking away from what seems like the obvious choice (wealth and fame) can sometimes feel scary, but when you step into your dharma, you replace fear with fulfillment. Maybe one day I’ll go back to Hollywood, but for now I belong here. The new season has arrived and I AM READY… and I AM HAPPY.”

The 44-year-old accompanied her announcement with a throwback video interview recorded 24 years ago, in which she detailed her dreams for her life and career 10 years later.

“In ten years, where would you like to be?” she began in a throwback video.

“I’m terrified to admit this to the rest of the acting world, but ideally in 10 years I’d be a retired actress with a family. I would like to write and influence people’s lives in a humanitarian way.”

Also in Lilly’s video montage is Maya Angelou talking about the life the actress wants to live.

“Thank you @lost_theothers for digging up this (almost twenty year old) video of me talking about my dreams under (what looks like) a full moon,” Lilly captioned the clip.

“And thank you @femalepoetssociety for digging up this (much older) video of the amazing #mayaangelou that perfectly sums up how I feel about life.”

Lilly rose to fame with the hit sci-fi series Lostwho played Kate Bishop for all six seasons of the show, which ran from 2004 to 2010.

Her performance earned her a 2007 Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Drama Series.

In 2015, Lilly joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe and played Hope Van Dyne in Ant-Man and its sequels Ant-Man and the Wasp and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. She also repeated her role in Avengers conclusion.

Lilly is also known for her roles in The Hobbit trilogy and The Hurt Locker.

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